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Ocoee Number 1 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in November 2010

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BH Photo #186896

Map 

Description 

Was built around 1910 as an L&N spur line to carry supplies in for the building of the Ocoee Dam and Hydoelectric plant. Used up until the 1949, at which time the coal fired backup plant was taken offline, however, I have seen a locomotive as late as 1954 in an amateur home movie that was filmed there.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck plate girder bridge over Ocoee River on former L&N Spur
Location
Polk County, Tennessee
Status
Abandoned
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N; LN)
Design
Deck plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.09586, -84.65214   (decimal degrees)
35°05'45" N, 84°39'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/714016/3886195 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Parksville
Inventory number
BH 47013 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2017: New photos from Ben Tate
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Louisville and Nashville Railroad"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • November 15, 2010: Added by Eddie Douthitt

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